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  1. #1 Is the normal human state to be flippant and flaky? 
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    A cursory examination of human behaviour demonstrates this to me.

    People generally say things they don't mean, are contradictory, and BS a lot. I'm human, and I know I do lol...

    I guess the world is a free for all, and rules don't exist.


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    People generally often say things they don't mean, are contradictory, and BS a lot.

    FIFY.

    So we're not perfect and we are social animals who go along to get along. Who said we were perfect?


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    yes, I know this. and?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    yes, I know this. and?
    That depends.
    What was actually the point of your OP?
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    I may be flippant....but I am NEVER FLAKEY!! IN ANY sense of the word!
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    This is more the nature of society than the nature of individuals. Why people take prozac to become flippant and flakey, not an opposite drug to become terse and serious.

    No wait: for kids it's the opposite.
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    It is normal for mentally healthy humans to be light hearted and joyous unless that is inappropriate to the situation.
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    There's also different degrees of mental energy people are willing to put forth, if a response is required quickly or perceived as not important, the person often says the first thing that comes to mind.

    It's often not their fault but in large part driven by evolution, where fast, imprecise thinking and action is often better for survival than a slower more thoughtful answer that delayed an answer or action and put them in more danger (or simply killed).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    There's also different degrees of mental energy people are willing to put forth, if a response is required quickly or perceived as not important, the person often says the first thing that comes to mind.

    It's often not their fault but in large part driven by evolution, where fast, imprecise thinking and action is often better for survival than a slower more thoughtful answer that delayed an answer or action and put them in more danger (or simply killed).
    but some of us are just smart asses....:mr green:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    A cursory examination of human behaviour demonstrates this to me.
    You should get out more. Personal anecdote is hardly the basis for an intelligent assessment of gross human character.

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    People generally say things they don't mean,
    Most of the time, most people I have observed, say what they mean, but possibly guardedly. Casual observers often mislead themselves as to the meaning conveyed. It is also important to properly interpret remarks. "I wish you were dead!", for example, means "I am really upset with you at present. You have hurt me deeply." If the listener is of limited intellect, or social skills, they may actually think the speaker wishes them dead, but that is not what - in 99% of cases - the speaker means.


    Quote Originally Posted by sarnamluvu View Post
    People generally ...... BS a lot.
    Cocktail party conversations are a form of social grooming that facilitate the smooth running of relationships. Are you unaware of the value of that?

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    I guess the world is a free for all, and rules don't exist.
    That is a silly conclusion, based on inadequate data, faulty interpretation and a closed mind. Once you figure out how to join the rest of us the human race will welcome you.
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